If you are eligible for public funding, mediation will be free for you.
Who gets public funding?
(i) if you are in receipt of Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Income Based Employment and Support Allowance or guaranteed credit then you will qualify for legal aid (unless you have over £8,000 in capital or assets);
(ii) if you earn more than £2,657 gross per month, or have over £8,000 in capital or assets then you will not qualify.
Anything in between will need to be considered at our first meeting. If you are unsure then there is a helpful online calculator which you may want to use to give you an idea of whether you are likely to receive free mediation or not.
At the first appointment we will assess whether you qualify for public funding. In order to carry out that assessment we need you to bring some financial information with you. Details will be sent to you with your appointment letter. This is information which shows your income and details of any savings or property that you own. We will need to keep copies of the information you provide.
If the person you are mediating with is eligible for public funding, you will also be eligible for a legally aided first session. Thereafter our usually rates will apply.
Privately paying clients
If you are not eligible for public funding then you will need to pay us on a private basis. The cost of the first appointment is £100 plus VAT. We ask you to pay this on the day. Thereafter we charge £125 plus VAT (per client) per hour. Most sessions last between 1 and 1.5 hours depending on the nature of the issues you wish to mediate. We ask you to pay in advance of each session. Our cancellation fees are contained in our terms of business which can be downloaded from the "Forms" page.